Organisation Strucutre

Organisation Structure Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar Sri A. R. Bardhan, IAS, Secretary Sri Nirmal Kumar Sarkar
The Department is headed by the Minister In-Charge. The Secretary takes care of the implementation of the policy decision & administration. The Engineer-in-Chief manages the execution of engineering matters. The Public Works Department has two segments - Secretariats and Directorates. The Secretariat works with the Principal Secretary/Secretary.

The Chief Engineers being the professional heads are responsible for efficient working of the Directorate and they are also professional advisor to the Government in all matters relating to Public Works. They recommend to the Government removals, transfer and posting of any engineering cadres within the Directorate in his charge for efficient working. Chief Engineers also administer the grant, and, with this object, keep close watch over the progress of the expenditure against it, with a view to seeing that the grant is fully expended in so far as consistent with general economy. He is also to extend all sorts of co-operation and assistance to the Accountant General, West Bengal in the matter of maintenance of accounts, auditing etc.

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P.W. Directorate
Architecture
Electrical
Construction Board Directorate
P.W. (Rd.) Directorate
Special Project Wing
National Highway Wing
Planning and Quality Assurance Wing
Roads and Building Research Institute

The works are executed through circle / division offices


Function of Circle Office

Function of Circle Office
The administrative unit of the Directorate is the Circle, in charge of a Superintending Engineer who is responsible to the Chief Engineer for the administration and general professional control of public works in charge of the officers of the Directorate within his circle. He has to look after the efficiency and economy of the system of management prevailing.
Function of Division Office

Function of Division Office
The Executive Engineer unit of the Directorate is the Division, in charge of Executive Engineer who is responsible for the execution and management of all works within his division, exercise a thorough and efficient control over the works and check over his divisional accounts with the help of a divisional accountant. He acts as Engineer in Charge of all development works executed under the Division. He is also the drawing and disbursing officer in respect of all development works under his jurisdiction. All initial accounts are maintained in his office. With the introduction of the policy of decentralization of power and responsibility to local bodies in respect of development works the Divisional Officers in the districts have been made associated with such bodies for planning and implementation of most of the district sector schemes.
Function of Sub-Division Office

Function of Sub-Division Office

A division is divided into sub-divisions in charge of Assistant Engineers who are to assist the Executive Engineers in respect of execution of quality works within the sub-divisions.

Function of Section Office

Function of Section Office

A Sub-division is again divided into a number of sections in charge of Sub-Assistant Engineers to look after the works and assets within the sections.

Apart from the constructional field offices there are planning circles constituted by planning divisions and a monitoring circle. A few Superintending Engineers and Assistant Engineers are posted in the Office of the Chief Engineer to assist him. Similarly one Executive Engineer is posted in each Circle Office for performing duty as technical assistant to the Superintending Engineer, and some posts in rank of Sub-Assistant Engineer are attached to each Circle and Division Offices for performing duty as estimators. To maintain the regular functioning of all the offices clerical staffs (upper division and lower division), draftsman, tracers, surveyors, peons are employed in regular basis. Work charged establishment is also employed upon the actual execution, as distinct from the general supervision, of specific work or of sub-works of a specific project or the subordinate supervision of the departmental labour, stores, and machinery in connection with a work.

The Organization Chart of Public Works (Roads) Directorate as well as different Road Wings are illustrated in Annexure- 5.2. The State Highway Circle -1 under P. W. (Roads) Directorate is administrating the road sector of three districts North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and Howrah. The five divisions under the superintendence of this circle office are Barasat Hwy. Division -1 looking after VIP Road and Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads of the southern part of North 24-Parganas. Barasat Hwy. Division - II looking after Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads of the northern part of North 24-Parganas. 24-Pargana Hwy. Division looking after Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads of the Northern part of South 24-Parganas. Diamond Harbour Hwy. Division looking after Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads of the Southern part of South 24-Parganas, and Howrah Hwy. Division looking after Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads of Howrah Districts.

The State Highway Circle - II of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over two districts Hooghly and Nadia. There are four divisions under this circle to look after total road network within the jurisdiction of the circle. Hooghly Hwy. Division - I looks after all the MDRs, ODRs and RRs of Hooghly District except 80 kms of link roads to STKK Road at eastern side of Hooghly and 53 km stretch of de-nationalized G.T. Road (Delhi Road) portion, which are taken care by Hooghly Hwy. Division - II. Nadia Hwy. Division - II looks after the MDRs, ODRs and RRs falling within the jurisdiction of Ranaghat Civil Subdivision and all other District Roads and Rural Roads are looked after by Nadia Hwy. Division – I.

The State Highway Circle - III of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over two districts Murshidabad and Birbhum. There are three divisions under this circle to look after total road network within the jurisdiction of the circle. Murshidabad Hwy. Division - II looks after all the districts roads and rural roads falling within the jurisdiction of Kandi Civil Sub-Division and the rest of the state roads including district roads and rural roads are looked after by Murshidabad Hwy. Division -1. All the District Roads and Rural Roads in the district Birbhum is taken care of by Birbhum Hwy. Division.

The State Highway Circle - IV of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over all the districts in North Bengal except Malda. The three divisions under the circle look after the total road network of the circle. Darjeeling Hwy. Division, Jalpaiguri Hwy. Division and Coochbehar Hwy. Division look after the State Roads including district roads, rural roads and some portion of the State Highways in the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar respectively.

The State Highway Circle - V of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over two districts Burdwan & Purulia. The four divisions under the circle look after the total road network of the circle. Burdwan Hwy. Division -1, Burdwan Hwy. Division - II and Burdwan Hwy. Division - III look after State Roads including district roads, rural roads of the Southern, Western and Northern part of the Burdwan District respectively and Purulia Hwy. Division takes care of the district roads and rural roads of Purulia District.

The State Highway Circle - VI of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over three districts East Midnapore, West Midnapore and Bankura. The four divisions under the circle look after the total road network of the circle. Midnapore Hwy. Division -1 looks after the district roads, rural roads of the north and north west portion of the Burdwan District; Midnapore Hwy. Division - II looks after the district roads, rural roads of western portion of the Midnapore District and Tamluk Hwy. Division looks after the district roads, rural roads of the East Midnapore and Bankura Hwy. Division looks after all the district roads and rural roads of the Bankura District. Quality Control Division - II is to look after the quality improvement of works under the jurisdiction of this circle.

The State Highway Circle - VII of P. W. (Roads) Directorate has its jurisdiction over three districts Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda. The three divisions under the circle look after the total road network of the circle.

The State Highway Resources Circle is mainly entrusted with the responsibility of procurement and distribution of departmental materials for using in construction and maintenance works under P. W. (Roads) Directorate within the State. The two divisions named State Highway Resources Division - I and State Highway Resources Division - II look after the procurement and distribution of Steel, cement and other miscellaneous materials and bitumen used for construction purposes.

ADB Road Project Cell was formed to monitor the widening, strengthening and improvement work of Panagarh - Moregram Road under the loan assistance from Asian Development Bank. The construction is now complete and the cell is looking after the maintenance work of the aforesaid road.

Bridge Planning Circle with administrative hierarchy over four Highway Design Division -1, II, III & V has major role to play in designing all the bridges in South Bengal and also in reviewing and preparing specification and schedule of rates in the road sector for use in all the working Divisions in P. W. (Roads) Directorate. Highway Planning Circle with administrative hierarchy over four Highway Planning Divisions I, II, III & V is for surveying and planning all the road stretches in south Bengal under the jurisdiction of P. W. (Roads) Directorate.

State Highway Design and Planning Circle with administrative hierarchy over two Survey Divisions IV & VI and two Design Divisions IV & VI, is looking after both the design and survey works of roads and bridges at North Bengal.

Mechanical Circle are to provide necessary assistance to the working divisions under P. W. (Roads) Directorate in the mechanical field i.e. procurement, allotting and maintenance of roller vehicles etc. Mechanical Circle - I has its jurisdiction over North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Nadia, Burdwan, Purulia, Midnapore and Bankura Districts with administrative hierarchy over Mechanical D -1, Mechanical Planning Division, Burdwan Mechanical Division and Midnapore Mechanical Division. Mechanical Circle - II has its jurisdiction over Hooghly, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Malda and all North Bengal Districts with administrative hierarchy over Mechanical Division - II, Mechanical Division - III, Mechanical Division - IV and Coochbehar Mechanical Division.

National Highway Circle -1 looks after the portion on National Highway stretch of the State i.e. NH2, NH6, NH41, NH60, NH-117 and has its administrative hierarchy over Nation Highway Division - I, National Highway Division - II, National Highway Division - III and National Highway Division - IV.

National Highway Circle - II looks after the portion on National Highway stretch of the State i.e. NH34, NH35, NH41, NH80 and NH81 (alignment not yet finalized) and has its administrative hierarchy over National Highway Division - V, National Highway Division - VI and National Highway Division -VII.

National Highway Circle - III looks after the portion on National Highway stretch of the State i.e. NH31, NH31C, NH31D and has its administrative hierarchy over National Highway Division - VIII, National Highway Division - IX, National Highway Division - X, National Highway Division - XI and National Highway Division - XII.

National Highway Design and Planning Circle with administrative hierarchy over two National Highway Survey Divisions I & II and two National Highway Design Divisions I & II, looks after both the design and survey works on roads and bridges under the National Highway Wing and also entrusted to prepare specification and schedule of rates for the National Highway section of the State.

It may be noted that NHAI has been handed over 215 Km of NH-2, about 115 Km of NH-6, 63 Km of NH-60, 47 Km of NH-31 and 53 Km of NH-41 for development under National Highway Development Project as per policy of Government of India. Further improvement of about 370 Km of NH-34 under West Bengal Corridor Project is decided to be taken up by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways itself, Which is in processing stage.